"Guns & Mothers" to Air on PBS; Second Amendment Sisters Spokesperson Featured in Documentary
By The Sierra Times
Lakeway, Texas - The Second Amendment Sisters (SAS) today announced that Maria Heil is the featured "pro-gun" Mother in the upcoming "Guns & Mothers" documentary, which is scheduled to air on PBS's "Independent Lens" during the week of May 11th.
Mrs. Heil is the National Press Coordinator and Legislative Liaison for SAS, and mother of four.
"Guns & Mothers" is produced and directed by Thom Powers of Sugar Pictures . The documentary chronicles the lives of two activists on opposite sides of the gun control debate.
On the pro-rights side is Mrs. Heil, who first got involved in activism in March 2000 when she read on the so-called "Million" Mom March (MMM) website, ".regardless of the interpretation, the second amendment is irrelevant." It was that one sentence which changed Heil's direction in life.
Frances Davis, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, lost her three sons to criminal violence between 1987 and 1993. Davis apparently wants to ban private ownership of guns, "Gun control, we do need it because I really feel that average citizens really should not be armed." Ms. Davis is somewhat disillusioned with the so-called "Million" Mom March, as she stated on Mother's Day 2001, "Last year, last Mothers Day, there was a big hype and everybody was talking about the Million Moms March and going to Washington. Well, it's one day and it's over, then you go back to your communities and nothing happens."
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Fast Facts- -90% of all violent crimes in the U.S. do not involve firearms of any type. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 1998)
-Less than 1% of all firearms will ever be used in the commission of a crime. (FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, 1994)
-20% of U.S. homicides occur in four cities with just six percent of the population-New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, DC-and each has a virtual prohibition on private handguns. (Dr. Gary Kleck, University of Florida using FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, 1997)
Source-"Gun Facts" by Guy Smith
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Just dug this up for our local PBS station.:
GUNS & MOTHERS
Premieres May 13
Maria is a pro-gun mom living in rural Pennsylvania. Frances is a New York City mother-turned-activist after her three sons were killed by urban bullets. GUNS & MOTHERS explores the views of women on opposite sides of the gun control debate.